Our second annual CAC Poker Run and Picnic is approaching quickly. Please mark your calendars for Saturday July 6th and plan to join us for a day of fun and fund raising. There is something for everyone at this event (this is NOT just for bikers) so don’t miss out!
Registration/Refreshments: 8:30 – 9:30 am Brockville Honda – 1800 Hwy 2, Brockville
Route: Brockville – Merrickville – Perth – Westport – Brockville (approx. 175 km)
Finish Line: BBQ, prizes: 1600 California Avenue, Brockville
Contact info: Mike McEachern 613 498-8090 or Neil Matheson 613 246-3433
This year we are also adding a picnic at the finish line so everyone can come and enjoy the event. We will be having a BBQ and all of the proceeds will go towards assisting with the cost of bringing the children over for this summers respite. It would be awesome if we had a large turnout at the picnic, we could show the motorcycle riders how much pride we have in our organization as they arrive at the finish line and enjoy the BBQ themselves!! The BBQ will begin at 12 noon and will be located at the old Recorder and Times facility on 1600 California Avenue in Brockville. Annis Moreau will be organizing the BBQ portion of the event so she would appreciate an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to plan the food quantities.
Together, lets make this a huge success!!!
Membership Director and Poker Run Leader
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Although I have returned from Belarus, I have been getting some updates and pictures sent to me by Jon Schuler and Natasha Gurinavich, so I will try to play a little catch-up.
Once again all of the new children at the orphanage were presented with their very own quilt, hand-made with love by a group of quilters in Brockville. These quilts are very special and it is something that the children can say is their very own and they will hold onto them forever.
Last year Dan McKenzie delivered a unicycle to the orphanage and of course none of the Continue reading
We are now waiting for approval to deliver the packages which we cannot do until Customs releases them. We are hoping for Wednesday. In the meantime most of the Canadian delegates are heading home so we have rebooked a few, who are able, to stay a little longer. Eight of us flew out very early this morning and are now traveling home, but I will post the final updates next week when I have pictures and stories from the remaining Canadians.
Last night before we left, our musicians met with the children one last time in the music room. Oleg, the orphanage director, came in to say goodbye and thank them for all they have done. He said the children were so excited about music now and that this program would definitely be the highlight of their entire school year! He also mentioned that several of the children who were prepared to leave school and the orphanage at the end of this year ( after grade 9) have now changed their minds and will now stay and complete school through grade 11! What an incredible moment for all of us but especially for Chad and David. This is our hope with every program and initiative that we put in place, to have a long term impact and change the direction of these young lives. Here are David, Chad and Chris with most of the music students.
We are so excited for the children and this program, but also for Chad and David, it’s not everyday that you get to go home with the clear knowledge that you have changed someone’s life!